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July 11th, 2008

Le Petite Four-- A review

I've been meaning to review this book for a while.You see, I bought it the day I discovered I'd be published as a reward to myself. It was one of those covers that had caught my eye months before when I saw it somewhere online. And then I discovered it was a YA set in Regency England. And it just-so-happened to be released within a week of my fabulous news.

And then I discovered I shared an editor with Ms. Regina Scott, and I simply had to buy it!

So, without further adieu:

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La Petite Four is about Miss Emily Southwell, a respectable young lady by all standards. She's always known she'd have to grow up and make a strategic marriage. She just didn't think she'd be offering her hand the very same day she graduates finishing school! Now its up to Emily and her three friends to discover something unscrupulous about her fiance, Lord Robert, else she'll never be able to experience her first season with her best friends. The foursome will prowl the streets of London in search of his secrets, getting themselves into one sticky situation after another.

La Petite Four is rich with historical detail, and ripe with mystery. Who is James Cropper? Why does Lord Robert hate him so much? And will they discover any dirt on Lord Robert or is Emily destined to miss her own coming-out ball?  Two thumbs up from me. If you're looking for a great historical YA with one of the prettiest covers I've ever seen, pick this one up! :-)

Mandy

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